Saturday, November 9, 2019

This Day In Iraqi History - Nov 9

1914 With English attack on Basra coming locals went to Shiite clergy asking for help to
defend city
1933 Jamil al-Midfai became PM of Iraq, would hold office 5 times
1969 Revolutionary Command Council went from 5 to 15 All new members were Baathists Saddam
become vice chairman
1982 Saddam called for referendum in Iraq and Iran to see who was more popular he or Khomeini
1989 Sec of State Baker offered Iraq $1 bil in grain credits even though knew Iraq was abusing
program by demanding kickbacks
1990 UK intel report said Iraq had weaponized anthrax and plague and could use them at any time
Was based upon single source whose reliability had not been established yet
(Musings On Iraq Chilcot Report Sec 1.1 UK Iraq Strategy 1990 To 2000)
2004 Marines cleared Jolan neighborhood 2nd Battle of Fallujah
(Musings On Iraq book review The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq)
2004 Iraqi Islamic Party withdrew from interim govt due to 2nd Battle of Fallujah Industry Min
Hasani refused to quit and was expelled from party
2004 Insurgents seized 66% of Mosul’s police stations
2005 Al Qaeda in Iraq bombed 3 western hotels in Jordan Led to condemnation of Zarqawi by Jordanians
2006 Spec Insp Gen for Iraq Recon Bowen told BBC Iraqi corruption could cost $4 bil a year Said
lack of skilled staff in Iraqi govt meant $8-$10 bil of budget couldn’t be spent
(Musings On Iraq interview with Vincent Foulk former US anti-graf official)
(Musings On Iraq interview with Stuart Bowen Special Inspetor General for Iraq Reconstruction)
2007 Islamic Army accused ISI of killing 4 of its leaders led to 2 days of fighting between two groups in
(Musings On Iraq book review Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency)
(Musings On Iraq book review The Caliphate At War, Operational Realities and Innovations of the Islamic State)
2009 Sahwa leaders in Dora Baghdad and Baquba Diyala arrested Part of PM Maliki’s crackdown on Sahwa
(Musings On Iraq Problems With Integrating Sons of Iraq Continue)
2018 Protest in Basra demanding referendum be held to turn province into autonomous region
(Musings On Iraq article on renewed Basra protests) 

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